PhD/MPhil Psychology / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2022

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How to apply

See full guidance on how to choose a project and submit an application on our website . You should then complete the online admissions application form to apply for this programme. Ensure you include all required supporting documents at the time of submission, or this may delay the processing of your application.

Application deadline

You must submit your application for a postgraduate research programme before the relevant deadline to be considered. You will not be able to apply after these deadlines have passed.

  • January 2022 entry: 31 October 2021
  • April 2022 entry: 15 January 2022
  • September 2022 entry: 15 June 2022

Advice to applicants

In addition to the formal online application, candidates should send all supporting documents (CV, transcripts, certificates, confirmation of funding, English language ability (if applicable) and a personal statement).

Applicants will need to write an outline of their proposed research study to attach to their application (1,000 words maximum).

Following submission of the formal University online postgraduate application, this proposal should be emailed directly alongside other supporting documentation (such as references and copies of degree certificates) to the Doctoral Academy Admissions Office at .

The proposal forms a very important part of your application and (if the applicant is eligible) will be used in any decision process associated with funding your research. Further advice on the application can be obtained by contacting the Admissions team directly.

Candidates are encouraged to both identify and contact a suitable academic supervisor prior to applying. Help in establishing a suitable supervisor is available from the Admissions Team if required.

See further guidance on how to choose a project and submit an application  on our website  .

Interview requirements

Candidates will be required to attend an interview with their prospective supervisor as well as an independent Postgraduate Tutor. If it is not possible for you to attend in person, we are able to interview by Zoom/video conferencing.

Disclosure and Barring Service check

Depending on the project you undertake, you may be required to undertake DBS screening.  We will notify of you this requirement if appropriate.